Drastic (adjective)

  1. Having a strong or far-reaching effect; radical.
  2. Having a sudden or violent effect.


Late 19th century: from greek drastikos "effective", from dran "do".


  1. The company took drastic measures to reduce costs and improve profits.
  2. The changes to the policy were seen as too drastic by some stakeholders.
  3. The surgery was a drastic but necessary step to save the patient's life.
  4. The government implemented drastic measures to control the spread of the virus.
  5. The sudden change in weather was a drastic shift from the warm and sunny conditions.
Some random words: desideratum, legerdemain, phaseout